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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Indian Red.
 
Red hæmatite (peroxide of iron), found abundantly in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. It is of a deep, lakey hue, used for flesh tints.   1
   The Persian Red, which is of a darker hue with a sparkling lustre, is imported from the island of Ormuz in the Persian Gulf.   2
   The Romans obtained this pigment from the island of Elba. “Insulane exhaustis chalybum generosa metallis.” (Ovid.)   3
 


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